"Oh the moon shines bright
And the stars give a light
A little before the day...
The moon, the stars, darkness and night are threads woven through these songs. Songs to be listened to after dark, by candlelight, firelight, or under the cold, steady light of our constant lunar companion."
We Know by the Moon is the latest record from award winning band The Furrow Collective, recorded with long time collaborator and producer Andy Bell between Glasgow and Sheffield in early 2023 with spell binding illustrations by May Farrell (Lucy’s mum) to accompany each song. The record showcases the group's usual array of musical talents and ability to source and transform the quirkiest of folk song. The bands voices blend in Harmony singing at it’s rawest, folkiest best.
The album features moon lit stories, from the homesick Gaelic lament of an Isle of Lewis emigrant 'S Fhada Leam an Oidhche Gheamhraidh to Robert Burns O, Wert Thou in the Cauld Blast, over to Germany with the Schubert influenced Der Leiermann/The Hurdy-Gurdy Man and a version of Oh Watch the Stars, first heard on a record by The Seeger Sisters.